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Gallery 1212 Features Illustrator Dennis Preston

 Gallery 1212 Features Illustrator Dennis Preston

One of the best ways to get out and enjoy a pleasant day is to participate in the regular Old Town First Sunday Gallery Walk.  What a great way to experience some of our area’s most creative talents ---all on display in the galleries of Old Town.  At Cravings Gourmet Popcorn we love First Sunday Gallery Walk because new people find their way to the area, and of course, to our store.

Gallery 1212 in Old Town is pleased to announce that they have a permanent  gallery wall for one of the most prolific and creative illustrators – Dennis Preston. “We love Dennis’ work and it has proven to be very popular here,” said Gallery 1212 co-owner, Donna Randall.

When you look at a Dennis Preston illustration you will see a style that has echoes from the past.  In the late 60’s and 70’s Preston distinctive style was put to good use creating concert posters for bands and artists like:  The Byrds, Earth Wind and Fire, Bob Seger, and The Guess Who.   Nowadays if you haunt local Biggby’s Coffee Shops you may have seen Preston in the corner doodling on a napkin.  Preston says sometimes it is the people that come in that may inspire a doodle or idea, or maybe it is the news of the day.  These doodles have been a real boost to the barista tip count, Preston makes sure that every napkin is labeled as the property of the baristas and is only available for sale with a generous contribution to the tip jar.

Preston, a truly gifted illustrator, is also a musician and has several places online where his illustrative work and music can be seen or purchased.

While you are in Old Town be sure to stop in to Cravings and say hello!

Cravings Gourmet Popcorn is located in Old Town Lansing, the hippest area of Lansing, Michigan.  Cravings Gourmet Popcorn can be purchased online and shipped to anywhere nationwide.


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